Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, which is the layer between the retina and the white of the eye (sclera).  

The exact cause of uveitis is often unknown, but it can be caused by infections, injury, and autoimmune disorders.

Since the symptoms can  vary in their onset (can occur suddenly or develop gradually), it is important to seek prompt medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.

Timely diagnosis and treatment is critical to prevent serious complications of uveitis, which can lead to permanent vision loss.

Contact Dr. Oevermann at 281-550-4141 if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.  

A complete exam would be recommended in order to diagnose this condition.

Symptoms

  • Eye redness
  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision            
  • Floaters - dark floating spots in your field of vision
  • Decreased vision
  • Whitish area inside the lower part of your iris (colored part of the eye)

 

Complications

  • Damage to the optic nerve
  • Glaucoma - unusually high pressure inside the eye
  • Retinal problems - retinal detachment or fluid within the retina
  • Cataract - clouding of the lens
  • Cornea
  • Vision loss